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Knife and sheath

Knife and sheath

  • Place of origin:

    Gujarat (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Crucible forged steel decorated with gold damascene

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the India Museum in 1879

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Yellowish Damascus steel knife blade decorated with gold near the hilt, which is also steel and similarly decorated. The hilt is hollow and originally contained a penknife and other small articles but now contains only a toothpick.

Place of Origin

Gujarat (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Crucible forged steel decorated with gold damascene

Descriptive line

Knife and sheath kard with a toothpick within the hollow damascened steel hilt, Gujarat, 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lord Egerton of Tatton, Indian and Oriental Armour, London, 1896, p. 138, Cat. No. 723

Production Note

Transferred from the India Museum to South Kensington Museum in 1879


Arms & Armour


South & South East Asia Collection

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